baptism

 

Detail of the 12th Century Norman font at All Saints Church Lydiard Millicent

We are pleased that you want to bring your child to church to pray God’s blessing on him or her.

There are three types of service that we offer at all Saints which usually take place at the main morning service at 10.30am on the first Sunday of the month. They are: -

Thanksgiving

In this service the parents and family thank God for the gift of their child, we pray for God’s blessing on the child and for the parents in the task of bringing them up.

Dedication

This service is one where the child is dedicated to God. As God has given us the gift of a child so we dedicate him or her back to God, and pray for the family as they bring their child up in the Christian faith.

Baptism

This service is about membership of the Body of Christ. Here parents stand before the congregation and declare their belief and dedication to Christ and promise to bring their child up in that faith. This service has deep theological significance and it is helpful to have an understanding of the cross and resurrection of Christ to get the most out of it.

Traditionally only baptism has godparents but it would be possible to have godparents in all of these services.

In baptism the godparents must have been baptised and it is preferred that they are confirmed or in adult membership of a church.We are also delighted to do baptisms of children, teens, and adults, either at the font or in the summer in the Churchyard using a baptismal pool.We believe in the sacrament of baptism for ALL whatever your age.

Procedure

If you would like to have any of the above services for your child or for you then please come to church on a Sunday and make yourselves known either to the vicar or minister on duty.

We will then arrange a baptism visit and hopefully book a date for a thanksgiving, dedication or baptism service,or adult baptism

At All Saints families bring their children or those who can speak for themselves for a service of Thanksgiving before proceeding on to Baptism or Dedication

For any service at All Saints outside of Sunday Morning its probably wise to book The Parish Hall and it's car parking

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For more information inquiries@allsaints-online.org.uk